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Thu, 02.13.1958

Lenard D. Moore, Educator and Poet, born.

Lenard D. Moore

*Lenard D. Moore was born on this date in 1958.  He is an African American writer, educator, and poet.

From Jacksonville, North Carolina, Lenard Duane Moore has written more than 20 forms of poetry, drama, essays, and literary criticism and has been writing and publishing haiku for more than two decades.  In 2008, Moore became the first Southerner and African American to be elected president of the Haiku Society of America.

He is the executive chairman of the North Carolina Haiku Society, founder and executive director of the Carolina African American Writers' Collective, and Washington Street Writers' Group co-founder. He has won the Sam Ragan Fine Arts Award for his contribution to the fine arts of North Carolina.

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